Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS):

         Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) is the apex body pertaining to research in Siddha system of Medicine functioning under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. It is located in Arumbakkam, Chennai. It has been formed an organization for undertaking, coordinating, formulating, developing and promoting research in Siddha system on scientific lines.

CCRS is working towards the scientific validation of Siddha System of Medicine through clinical research, drug research, medicinal plants research, fundamental research, literary research and documentation. CCRS is carrying out its research activities and health care services mainly through 8 peripheral Institutes/Units – 3 located in Tamil Nadu, one each in Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi.